Vacancy: Musical Director

The Pentland Junior Singers are looking for a new Musical Director

 

About us:

 

  • We are a youth choir for children aged 8 to 14 based in Balerno.

 

  • We performtwo concerts a year in conjunction with the Pentland Singers, take part in the Balerno Music Festival and compete in the Edinburgh Competition Festival.

 

  • We sing a wide variety of choral,folk and world music and songs from shows and films in unison, two and three part harmony

 

  • Rehearsals are held every Tuesday evening, during term time, in Balerno Parish Church from 6.00pm to 7.00pm.

 

  • We are supported by the Pentland Singers who are a registered charity and are managed by a committee elected by our members.

 

We are seeking a new Musical Director who will:

 

  • Have experience of teaching and developing musical skills and abilities with children

 

  • Have a clear conducting style

 

  • Encourage and develop the choir’s musicality and skills.

 

  • Have a track record of producing rehearsal and concert programmes that appeal to children with a range of musical tastes and are popular with audiences.

 

  • Work with the committee and adult choir musical director in planning varied programmes.

 

  • Be comfortable working with other professional musicians when required and has good contacts in the music world.

 

Further information can be found on our website: http://www.pentlandjuniors.org

 

To apply please send a musical CV, including two referees, and a short covering letter (email) outlining your suitability for the post to:

 

Alison Marr (Chair)

pentland_singers@yahoo.co.uk

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Interviews will take place prior to auditions with the choir on the evening of Thursday 19th September 2019.This position is available from October 2019.

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